Muktakash Rangamancha, Saradhabali, Puri, Odisha, India
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16thFolk Fair 2018 :- 07thJune 2018 to 11th June 2018
location_on:- Muktakash Rangamancha,Puri
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16th Folk Fair 2018

The Folk Fair is the platform initiated by the SSS to promote the tourism sector of the state of Odisha & to bring the cultural heritage (art, craft, folk dance etc.) of the Indian Tribal population in a single platform. Folk Fair 2018 was the sixteenth step in achieving the milestone of bringing the entire India on one stage to showcase their culture and owe their gratitude in front of Lord Jagannath. 

Folk Fair 2018 Highlights:-

  • It was inagurated by Smt. Draupadi Murmu, President of India
  • It was organised at the Muktakasa Rangamancha premises of Puri from 07th June,2018
  • Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secy. Department of Agricutural Research and Education , Director General ICAR, Govt. of India , Padma Shri. Kamala Pujari ,Eminent Tribal Leader, Padma Shri. D. Prakash Rao ,Eminent Social Worker , Cuttack, Shri. Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik, Member of Legislative Assembly – cum – Editor , The Sambad,Dr. Achyuta Samanta ,Founder of KIIT & KISS and  Shri. Prasanta Nanda , Eminent Actor- cum -Member of Parlent, Rajya Sabha was awarded the Shrikhetra Samman


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Event Ideology

Promoting Cultural Heritage of India

  • The Indian tribals despite their poverty and poor living.
  • Conditions and some of them on the throes of extinction have something extraordinarily original and unique to offer to the rest of the world.
  • There is no denying that their art and culture, which have involved through centuries, bear the stamp of their ideas.
  • thoughts best expressed in their community songs and various dance forms.

promoting tribal culture in india

  • Folk Fair try to demonstrate how these inhabitants of this primeval land, their traditions, and practices have interpenetrated almost all the aspects of Indian culture and civilization.
  • Attempts would be made to help the groups and individuals to showcase their talents in the preservation of their songs and dances as spectacular forms of tribal art and culture.
  • Performing arts and convention-based rituals best represent the cultural health of a country.



Awards and Recognition

  • We recognize the tribal leaders from various parts of & recognize them at Folk Fair & inspire them for cultural development.
  • Acknowledging the singular contribution of people of performers in the fields, particularly those who have been working against all ads, it is proposed to felicitate/honour them n the days of the festival.
  • The FOLK FAIR AWARD is conferred upon a distinguished tribal woman, who staying away from the mainstream, has made a laudable contribution to the welfare of her community.
  • Similarly, SHRIKSHETRA SAMMAAN is awarded to two eminent personalities among those who have earned a reputation for their extraordinary efficiency in administration & vision.
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Promoting Tourism

  • This Mega Event is one of the main attraction of the Puri Town.
  • Audience count of 10000
  • This enhances the tourism of Puri and it’s neighbouring tourist places as the audience profile mainly comprises of different Government Officials, Cabinet Ministers , Foreigners, Patrons of Indian Culture